The BBC reports on a recent report in the International Journal of Astrobiology saying that:
“there are at least 361 intelligent civilisations in our Galaxy and possibly as many as 38,000.”
The most interesting passage is:
“While researchers often come up with overall estimates of the likelihood of intelligent life in the universe, [...] recent guesses put the number anywhere between a million and less than one.”
Less than one, eh? So that would be, well, zero?
Pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, ‘cos there’s bugger all down here on Earth.